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The Divine Conspiracy

This fall, the congregation of FPC dove headfirst into Dallas Willard's book, The Divine Conspiracy. This significant book takes a close look at Jesus' teaching in the Sermon on the Mount.

Each week in worship we took on a new chapter of the book, then broke into classes to delve deeper into the material presented. Following are the weekly study guides and podcasts we used to journey through the book together.

To access The Divine Conspiracy podcasts and study guides, click on this link.

The Wired Word

This popular Sunday morning class links the latest headlines to appropriate scripture. Participants receive a weekly lesson every Thursday in their e-mail box in order to prepare for Sunday’s discussion. Discussions are always very thought-provoking and stimulating.

You may also click this link to view the discussion topic for Sunday (updated every Thursday).

Class meets during the school year from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Sundays in room 5. Please join us as your schedule allows.

Ongoing Small Groups

  • Women’s Monday Afternoon Bible Study
  • Men’s Tuesday Night Small Group
  • Tuesday Morning Bible Study
  • Thursday morning Breakfast Bible Study
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Young Families Small Group
  • Soulful Nutrition Small Group
  • Pub Theology
  • Call the church office at (616) 842-6760 for dates, times and more information

Sunday Morning Classes

The Adult Education Committee has put together a variety of opportunities for you to join with other adults to learn more about your Christian faith. Join one of the following classes offered during our Growing in Faith Hour from 10:00-11:00 a.m. every Sunday during the school year.
  • The Wired Word
    Meets in room 5 during the school year
  • The Wired Word is a contemporary study of newsworthy weekly issues confronting families, individuals, communities, churches and countries. Issues are framed by Biblical passages in a manner which is respectful, nurturing, challenging and which encourages the presence of the Holy Spirit. Join us as we attempt to discern God’s direction for our individual and collective lives.
    Class is facilitated by Tim Stoepker

  • Achieving Life in the Kingdom
    Meets in the recreation room downstairs
  • Jesus’s most tender and loving invitation for us to join him in the earthly kingdom is Matthew 11: 29-30. His welcome is offered as…Come…Take …Learn! Our class will use this scripture and references from The Divine Conspiracy to examine how we can enter and be blessed by the kingdom right here during our earthly journey. Facilitators are Keith Konarska, Bob Day and Paul McNergney. Come and share how you feel this part of our earthly faith journey can best be achieved.  

  • The Book of John
    Meets in the conference room during the school year
  • A review and discussion about this Gospel that many feel reveals a unique view of the truth of Jesus Christ.  Hazel is an experienced and gifted teacher of the Bible. Through her teaching, insights and class conversation you are sure to learn new things about the Bible and see scripture in a new and deeper way.  
    Class is facilitated by Hazel Kragt

Weekday Classes

  • Women's Bible Study
    2-3:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday Morning Bible Study
  • 9:30—11:00 a.m.
    Beginning September 13, this class led by Hazel Kragt will be exploring the book of Ephesians. All are welcome!
  • Men's Bible Study
    7:00-8:30 p.m.
    This on-going men’s study group meets weekly in the conference room.

  • Breakfast Bible Study
    7:00-8:00 a.m. at Russ' Restaurant
    All are invited to this Bible study early on Thursday mornings. The African Bible Study method is used to review each Sunday’s scripture lesson.

  • Science & Christianity
    7:00-8:00 p.m. beginning April 12
    In our present era of big bang cosmology, evolution, and the revealing of the human genome is there the possibility of harmony between the scientific and Christian worldviews? Come and join the discussion. Everyone is welcome. Background text for the class is Rob Bell's book "What We Talk About When We Talk About God."

  • Financial Peace University
    7:00-9:00 p.m.
    What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you were debt-free, investing and making wise spending decisions? With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future. Contact the church office at 616-842-6760 to sign up. Class begins April 12 and runs through June 7.

  • Presbyterian Women Circles
    PW Circles meet the first week of each month. There are five circles that meet at different times of the day or evening; three circles on Thursdays and two on Mondays. For more information, please contact Dorothy Miller at (616) 842-0667.